I am proud to announce that one of HACS own alumna, Chiara Simeone-DiFrancesco, has had her book Schema Therapy with Couples A Practitioner’s Guide to Healing Relationships published by Wiley-Blackwell! You can read her bio at the bottom of this post!

“Schema Therapy with Couples is a very helpful addition to the clinical couples’ therapy literature, integrating the individual challenges people face in their own growth with managing a relationship with someone else who also faces their own individual challenges. Drs. DiFrancesco, Roediger, and Stevens provide a guide through this very difficult but everyday terrain that every couples therapist must navigate.” John Gottman, Ph.D., Author of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.

Schema Therapy for Couples represents the first practitioner guide to detail effective Schema Therapy techniques in couple and relationship therapy.

• Shows how the distinctive features of ST make it ideal for addressing the cognitive and emotion-focused problems typical in couple relationships
• Presents and integrates a series of innovative tools and interventions such as Schema Therapy with Needs versus Wants, Mode Cycle Clash Cards, limited re-parenting, visualization, and chair work
• Authored by an international team of experts in couples therapy and Schema Therapy.

Contact Chiara Simeone-DiFrancesco for special author discount ordering through the secure website: http://www.marriageandcouplesschematherapy.com/books.html.

Or order from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Schema-Therapy-Couples-Practitioners-Relationships/dp/1118972678.

The sequel will be a Jesus-Centered application for paraprofessionals to help marriages at the parish level.

About Chiara (From the bio of her website).

Chiara is a Licensed Psychologist who manages the Marriage & Family Schema Therapy Institute of Healing International, Inc. (the non-profit she co-founded in 1986).  She has been in private practice since 1992 (Wisconsin Family Growth & Reconciliation Center, LLC), and is employed by Healing International Inc.  Doing clinical work since 1990, her background has been in multiple settings:  Native American Indian reservations as an officer in the U.S. Commissioned Corps Public Health Service; forensic (Chief Psychologist and Consulting Psychologist, multiple prisons),  rural mental health care, Mississippi; Boston City Hospital; a San Diego university clinic; and in a medium size mid-western city, Oshkosh, WI, outpatient community mental health and most predominantly private practice for the past 23 years, and now also in Virginia at select locations for Marital Intensives.

The opinions expressed by the DPS blog authors and those providing comments are theirs alone; they are not necessarily the expressions or beliefs of either the Dead Philosophers Society or Holy Apostles College & Seminary.